If you're like a good chunk of the population, then the Christmas season doesn't officially start until after Thanksgiving.

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Me on the other hand, as soon as Halloween is over it's time to whip out the Santa hats and egg nog. Community events are officially popping up all over the Cedar Valley to help you get into the holiday spirit.

Here is a list of some things in the area that will help you get into the Yuletide spirit.

Cedar Falls

Holiday Hoopla Kickoff
  • November 25th
  • Downtown Cedar Falls District
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jingle & Mingle In the District

"Enjoy merchant open houses, stroll the sidewalks, smell the fresh greenery and enjoy the sparkle of holiday lights."

  • Downtown Cedar Falls District
  • December 1st
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
  • Downtown Cedar Falls District
  • December 8th-10th
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2022 Baby It's Cold Outside

"Watch as our ice sculptors create delicate works of art with their chainsaws. This is an amazing sight to see as large chunks of ice become recognizable right before your eyes. "

  • Downtown Cedar Falls District
  • December 15th
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


A Very Dairy Christmas
  • 8461 Lincoln Rd, Hudson, IA
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM or 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Only 75 tickets will be sold per session


Winter Wonder'Loo

Tree lighting in Newton's Park!

  • Downtown Waterloo
  • 6:30 PM
Crossroads Mall Craft & Vendor Show
  • December 10th - 11th
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Festival of Trees

"An annual event in Waverly featuring over 30 trees decorated by area businesses and organizations"

  • Takes place on Wartburg's campus in the Classroom Technology Center
  •  December 1st, through Tuesday, December 13th
Christmas Greetings On Main
  • December 8th
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Did we miss anything? If there's an event that didn't make it onto our list, make sure to reach out to us via the station app and let us know.

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